Newseum Re-Creates Tim Russert’s Office

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Hollywood Reporter

Longtime “Meet the Press” moderator Tim Russert‘s office, complete with Buffalo Bills pennants and a journalist’s clutter, will go on display next month at the Newseum.

The office will be reassembled to look as it did June 13, 2008, the day Russert died of a heart attack at age 58 while recording voiceovers for his next show at NBC’s Washington bureau. The exhibit at the journalism museum opens Nov. 20 and will remain through 2010.

“After Tim’s death, it became very clear to us that Tim really hit a nerve with a wider swath of people than you would ordinarily think for a journalist,” Charles Overby, the Newseum’s chief executive, said Wednesday. He noted Edward R. Murrow is the only other journalist who gets such prominent treatment.

“That shows the plateau on which we think Tim sits,” he said. Russert, who served on the Newseum’s board of directors, was bureau chief for NBC News in Washington and began hosting “Meet the Press” in 1991. More…

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